A Blackpool supporters group have told Ian Holloway to reconsider his decision to speak with chairman Karl Oyston about the vacant manager’s position, reports the Daily Mail.
Holloway told Sky Sports News on Monday that he would be prepared to speak with Oyston about a return to the club he took to the Premier League in 2010.
But supporters’ group Tangerine Knights have issued a statement urging Holloway and other managers to refuse the chance to be the manager of Blackpool in order to force Oyston out.
The Seasiders were relegated from the Championship this season after a disastrous campaign which saw just four wins all season and conceding a total of 91 goals.
They could go down as the worst Championship side in history as the Football Association has yet to make a decision on the abandonment of the final match of the season against Huddersfield Town because of a fans protest.
The current record is held by Stockport County who were relegated with just 26 points in the 2001/02 season.
Holloway, who managed the club between 2009 and 2012, is currently out of work after leaving Millwall in March and is well liked amongst the Blackpool fans.
But part of the statement from the Tangerine Knights read: “Ian, we respectfully urge you to reconsider. This club is in turmoil, and it is our opinion that Karl has lost control of the club. You must have seen what has happened and that there is a Civil War here between the fans and the Oystons.”
It goes on to urge other managers to follow suit before asking Oyston to give up the control of the club he has been chairman of since 1999.